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The name Lionel is of Old French origin, and means young lion.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Lionel has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Lionel
Use of the Name Lionel for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
25,860 12,829 5,107 757 301 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Lionel has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Lionel last appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 2001, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Lionel
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18807188  
1881    
1882    
18837707  
18849256  
1885    
188658811  
188750213  
18887339  
18897039  
189052314  
189143817  
18927769  
189342519  
189443120  
189546619  
189645420  
189744819  
189844621  
189944618  
190045126  
190143220  
190249919  
190335530  
190448320  
190544325  
190642727  
190742530  
190844530  
190942934  
191048733  
191131374  
1912346119  
1913368128  
1914364169  
1915359225  
1916385205  
1917352254  
1918358266  
1919362256  
1920366269  
1921320332  
1922339302  
1923321331  
1924322324  
1925327309  
1926339293  
1927322318  
1928321301  
1929347263  
1930329283  
1931321289  
1932310309  
1933295320  
1934297335  
1935325282  
1936314291  
1937345247  
1938334281  
1939332280  
1940353259  
1941344282  
1942367274  
1943363286  
1944344299  
1945345306  
1946360324  
1947372348  
1948366342  
1949370337  
1950355364  
1951372336  
1952372335  
1953349394  
1954373357  
1955406323  
1956366409  
1957426329  
1958412361  
1959388415  
1960366463  
1961389419  
1962402407  
1963412382  
1964420370  
1965455290  
1966449293  
1967443291  
1968465266  
1969457281  
1970523239  
1971504260  
1972542215  
1973505238  
1974553211  
1975505251  
1976486266  
1977530251  
1978520248  
1979547244  
1980484302  
1981492290  
1982455353  
1983396419  
1984387442  
1985427403  
1986486326  
1987509309  
1988589249  
1989598268  
1990667230  
1991710204  
1992748191  
1993726204  
1994846160  
1995823169  
1996972130  
1997    
1998915157  
1999    
2000996148  
2001994153  
Totals:  25,860 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Lionel as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Lionel appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 117 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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